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Poster: Your Name Date: Apr 7, 2004 3:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Can I Purchase Feature Film Titles

Hello,

I've had trouble posting to the wrong forums in the past, so I hope this one gets through properly to the feature_films forum.

I've downloaded over a hundred of Rick Prelinger's ephemeral films over the last two years, and I think they're great! OT: My faves include: Day in Death of Donnie B, Angry Boy, Days of Our Years, Color it Clean, Door to Heaven, The Towers, Journey through a Day, and of course Signal 30.

I just ran across the Feature Films page today, and want to get them. Unfortunately, I'm still using 56K dialup, and don't intend to get high-speed anytime $oon. Is it possible to purchase these films on CD-ROMS where the proceeds would then benefit the Internet Archive?

Quick request: The Strange love of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck, very good film noir. I think it's PD.

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Poster: movie boi Date: Apr 8, 2004 2:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Purchase Feature Film Titles

Many public domain films are available on DVD for as little as $5. If you buy them in collections, you can often find deals like 3 movies for $10. Take a browse through Amazon or your other online DVD stores.

Another option is download them over a filesharing network like the eDonkey. It might take you a week or more to get a movie, but the programs work quietly in the background. If you do decide to use filesharing, you also have to be a bit weary that you are actually getting a public domain version of the film and not one that has been alterred.

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 9, 2004 8:55am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Purchase Feature Film Titles

CAUTION...Many of these for sale p.d DVD,s are of very poor quality.. They may be for sale at $5 or in collections at $10 , but in many cases, a realistic price would be much less

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 7, 2004 9:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Purchase Feature Film Titles

I appreciate your problem but have you considered the MPEG4 files which are much smaller? Also you might list the titles that you want and the reasons for your choice and your country of residence.. Somebody might be able to copy the films to a CDR and post to you. Consider that to get TV quality, you will need larger MPEG1 file and for near DVD viewing the MPEG2 file

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Poster: ccandreva Date: Apr 13, 2004 12:35am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Purchase Feature Film Titles

There's an old saying in the computer field: Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon load of magtape hurtling down the highway.Or in this case, a DVD in the mail.

I tend to burn the movies I'm going to watch on to a DVD, just because I prefer to watch while sitting on the couch.

If people who made DVDs were interested in swapping, or selling discs for a nominal fee to those who don't burn, that would save bandwidth for the Archive if nothing else.

Instead of Bittorrent, DiscTorrent :-)

I've just finished a nice disk of Beware Spooks with Sing A Song of Six Pants as a 'bonus', but another thread now informs me it's not really PD.